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China launches satellite for space environment study

/ 05:50 PM July 05, 2020

The satellite, the second of the Shiyan-6 series, is launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Northwest China’s Gansu province, on July 5, 2020. (Photo by Shan Biao/for chinadaily.com.cn via China Daily/Asia News Network)

JIUQUAN — China successfully sent a satellite for space environment study and related technology experiments into the planned orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China on Sunday.

The satellite, the second of the Shiyan-6 series, was launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 7:44 am (Beijing Time), according to the center.

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Sunday’s launch was the 338th by the Long March rocket series. Xinhua

The satellite, the second of the Shiyan-6 series, is launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Northwest China’s Gansu province, on July 5, 2020. (Photo by Shan Biao/for chinadaily.com.cn via China Daily/Asia News Network)

The satellite, the second of the Shiyan-6 series, is launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Northwest China’s Gansu province, on July 5, 2020. (Photo by Shan Biao/for chinadaily.com.cn via China Daily/Asia News Network)

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